Admission fees and opening hours

Adults 8.00 euros
up to 6 years accompanied by parents/grandparents
Reduced Admission fees
People with disabilities, school pupils, students and pensioners with ID
6.00 euros

Group Price
6 People or more, valid from 6 people
6.00 euros
Family card / Familiy card Hesse
Parents or grandparents with children or grandchildren

18.00 euros/
16.00 euros

School classes (only after prior registration)
per student, incl. admission and guided tour,
minimum fee 75.00 euros (15 school pupils)

5.00 euros

Our opening Hours: 

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Weekend + public holidays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Last admission: 5 p.m.

Closed on December 24th, December 25th, December 26th, December 31th 
and January 1st


Group tours on request:
6,00 euros per person plus 45.00 euros per group

(by appointments only)

Public tours every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. no advance registration possible. Adults pay 10.00 euros, reduced 8.00 euros and families 24.00 euros including admission and guided tour. 

Beachten Sie bitte auch unsere >> Hausordnung.

Events calendar

[Translate to Englisch:] Schottische Tin Whistle 
mit Christian "Quest" Tewordt

Die einfache Blechflöte „Tin Whistle“ ist sehr leicht zu spielen und eröffnet viele technische Möglichkeiten. Neben einer Ein-führung in die Spielweise bekommen wir einen ersten Einblick in die traditionelle Musik Irlands und Schottlands. 
Tin Whistle im Vulkaneum erhältlich (10,00 Euro). Aufbaukurse für Dudelsack in Planung!

Kosten pro Person: 50,00 Euro 
Uhrzeit: 14 - 17 Uhr


Im Vulkaneum finden regelmäßig Kreativ-Workshops für Kinder und Erwachsene statt. Die Kurse haben Handwerk, Kunst und Musik zum Thema. Der Eintritt für die Ausstellung im Vulkaneum ist inklusive. Für die Kurse werden keine Vorkenntnisse benötigt. Alle Materialien werden gestellt. Interessierte können sich über unser >>Kontaktformular anmelden oder über Tel.: 06044 66-51 weitere Informationen erhalten.

Die Teilnehmerzahl ist limitiert. Bei großer Nachfrage und für Gruppen sind auf Anfrage weitere Termine möglich. Bitte wenden Sie sich an das Vulkaneum.

additional Information



The Vulkaneum is largely barrier-free. Access is at ground level and the two upper floors can be reached by elevator. Barrier-free access to our roof terrace is unfortunately not possible. 

Please note: Our elevator is not very big and has an internal dimension of 115 cm deep and 91 cm wide! There is also the possibility to rent a wheelchair on site.

There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor of the Vulkaneum and a disabled parking space in front of the building. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

eat and drink 

Eating and drinking are not permitted in the exhibition. Please note that there is no restaurant or café in the building. However, Schotten offers a suitable location for every taste.


Photography for private use is generally allowed. If you would like to take photos in the Vulkaneum for media or commercial use, please contact us beforehand.

guided tours 

We offer guided tours through the Vulkaneum for groups of children and adults. The maximum group size is 20 people due to our premises. With a larger number of people, the group is divided and two or more tours are offered. A tour usually lasts one hour and is only possible with advance booking.

The price for each tour is € 45.00 plus the reduced entry price of € 6.00 per person. For school classes we offer guided tours (including admission) for € 5.00 per child. The minimum fee is € 75.00 (= 15 children). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

guided tours (public) 

In addition, we offer a public tour every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. The public tours through the Vulkaneum last approximately one hour and are aimed specifically at interested individuals, families and small groups who want to get to know the exhibition better and get a deeper insight into the volcanic region, Vogelsberg and our exhibits. This tour costs € 2.00 per person plus the admission price (adults € 10.00, reduced € 8.00 and families € 24.00). The maximum group size is 20 people. It is not possible to pre-register for this.

guided tours (school classes)

Please note that school classes cannot visit the exhibition independently and that a guided tour with registration is required. For school classes we offer guided tours (including admission) for € 5.00 per child. The minimum fee is € 75.00 (= 15 children). One group consists of a maximum of 20 people. For larger groups, the group is divided and a second tour is offered in parallel. Two teachers / supervisors per group have free entry and each group must be accompanied by at least one teacher. Unfortunately, it is not possible to go through the exhibition individually after the tour ends. At the end of the tour, the exhibition area is left together. Please note that we do not have a lounge in the Vulkaneum.

The exhibition is recommended for children aged 6 and older. The level of the guided tour is adapted to the respective class level and prior knowledge of the class. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please allow sufficient time before and after the tour so that your tour can start on time. The tour itself takes about an hour. After visiting the Vulkaneum, there are 3 volcano tours (>> here), which can take you on a geological journey through nature depending on your mood, mood and stamina. Also available as a guided tour with a nature park guide. Please contact us. In addition, we have put together some worksheets for the lessons as preparation and follow-up to our school class tour. You can access them >> here.


Dogs can be taken into the tourist information in the entrance area of ​​the Vulkaneum. Unfortunately, they are not allowed in the exhibition rooms of the Vulkaneum. We therefore ask you to leave your four-legged friends at home. Guide dogs are not affected by this regulation.


We kindly ask you leave in large bags and backpacks in the lockers at the entrance. For larger groups there are trolleys in which the entire bags can be stowed away.

WLAN Internet access

In the Vulkaneum you have the opportunity to use free WiFi access and lockable cell phone charging stations.


You can pay with us in cash or with an EC card. Please note that we cannot accept 200 and 500 euro notes.

Our museum shop

There is something for everyone in our shop. For gourmets and connoisseurs, we mainly offer regional products. You can find honey, teas and herbal blends here, as well as liqueurs, wine and fruit spreads. For craftsmen and decorators, we have a selection of wooden, glass and jewelry items. Freezing people can find gauntlets, scarves, "hot hearts" and scottish colts for us during the cold season. For the curious, we have many non-fiction and children's books on volcanoes and natural sciences in our range. Little researchers and big adventurers can try experiments and excavation sets on rocks and minerals. Just drop in or get inspiration here: